SOLVED? Sound Output on Laptop From Both Speakers AND Headphones

PROBLEM - BOTH SPEAKERS AND HEADPHONES PLAYING

I had a strange thing happen to me today. Almost as if taken from a zombie movie.

Laptop speakers came alive all by themselves!



[UPDATE: This now appears as an overture into Vista No Sound problem, sound drivers going bad, and having to reinstall them later]

I inserted a set of headphones in my Acer Aspire laptop front panel. I was listening to a webcast and I didn't want to disturb my friend. Shortly thereafter my friend alerted me however that my speakers are playing loud!

Crazy- it was hard to believe. Impossible to know by myself because the headsets are all I heard!

Normally I'd expect that when inserting the headphones jack the speakers would be muted. Not this time. Tried plugging and unplugging the headset. Regardless, speakers keep on playin'!

ATTEMPTED SOLUTIONS

What would you do to fix this? Well I tried a few things. Plug/unplug the headphone jack failed. Went into my Device Manager, under Sound, disabled my Realtek sound card. That cut off the sound completely. Turned it back on, still, both headphones and speaker keep on playin'!

FINAL SOLUTION?

Finally, decided to reboot the Vista laptop. That solved the problem and everything works as usual.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Till next time! What do YOU think was going on? What would you do? Please comment if you have a clue!

OTHER PEOPLE WHO COULD BE HELPED BY THIS

This guy with an Asus could be helped, possiby.
These guys at Tom''s Hardware think this is normal behavior. Well not for my laptop!
Some folks actually prefer to have sound from both speakers and headset simultaneously(Win 7)!

17 comments:

zercath said...

gdhh

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Anonymous said...

lol i have a dell same issue i ask dell for any driver updates

Amir H. Bakhtiary said...

I currently need this bug.

Disclosure said...

Anonymous, that is a great idea to get driver updates. I would do that if the issue repeated itself.

laptopi said...

The number one reason why people buy laptops is because they can take it anywhere. If you constantly have to go on trips, a laptop will be very useful. Your own laptop will have all your e-mail, software’s, presentations, sales material etc.

smith said...

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Disclosure said...

Laptopi, Smith, Great Comments ;)

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Disclosure said...

Silver, If you described a bit more about your issue (look at the original post for the rough idea of how much information to give), we could help you much better. Try again!

Anonymous said...

a really great post? get real, im looking for a soultion that doesnt require you to re-boot to solve it, which service is running that gets re-started when windows boots/ thats what im after so i can kill that process from MMC! Re-boot fixed it, P88s off!

Disclosure said...

Yeah, Anonymous, this is the solution the original post is looking for too. Did you get any closer to it yourself?

Ray J. said...

Hi. I have tried this, but it didn't work. I think I have read every post on this issue, but no luck. So I really would like to find out how to disable mye speakers when I have my headphone plugged in. Nordcom AS. So if anyone could please help me out I would be happy. Thanks. - Ray

Anonymous said...

you all morons... just turn off speaker... huh... solved

Anonymous said...

not working for me too..:(

Anonymous said...

I had a related problem where, when I plugged my headphones in, sound would still come out of the system speakers and not out of my headphones. This was solved by plugging the headphones in, going to the "sound" menu in control panel (right clicking on the speaker icon in the task bar and choosing "playback devices"), right clicking on the headphones, and selecting them as the default device. Now, when I plug my headphones in, sound comes through my headphones, and when I unplug them, the sound comes through the system speakers.

Cory Olson said...

Click your sound icon down where your internet connection is, near your time, date, etc. Click the speakers icon, (Realtech HD audio speakers or something similar) and then a window will pop up. Click disable this device. That did it for me, it went only to speakers. I hope this helps!

Wajid Mehmood said...

hey buddy any idea about Dell / windows XP ?

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